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a la mode testing name provides honest and ethical appraisals for Tooele County

For honest and ethical appraisals, count on a la mode testing name

Appraising is a profession, and appraisers are professionals. Requirements to become a licensed appraiser have become more difficult than ever in the past. That's why it goes without question these days that real estate appraisal can certainly be called a profession as opposed to a trade. In our field, as with any profession, we must follow strict ethical considerations.

We have a lot of responsibilities as appraisers, but first and foremost we answer to our clients. Typically, in residential practice, the appraiser's client is the lender ordering the appraisal, and often the appraisal is ordered by a third party the lender has retained to maintain independence. It follows that appraisers have certain duties of confidentiality to their clients, plus strict rules and regulations that must be followed. So, as a homeowner, if you desire to review an appraisal report, you normally have to request it through your lender.

Other obligations include numerical accuracy depending on the assignment parameters, attaining and keeping a particular level of competency and education, and of course, the appraiser must behave in a professional manner. Maintaining high ethics is what we do every day at a la mode testing name.

Appraisers can also have fiduciary responsibilities to third parties, such as homeowners, both buyers and sellers, or others. Generally the third parties are specifically defined in the appraisal report. An appraiser's fiduciary role is restricted to those third parties who the appraiser knows, based on the scope of work or other things in the framework of the job.

a la mode testing name has worked hard for its reputation for providing competent and ethically superior appraisals. To learn more, contact us.


Appraisers also have standards outside of boundaries of clients and others. For example, appraisers must backup their work files for a minimum of five years - at a la mode testing name you can rest assured that we adhere to that rule.

While busy with an order, we follow the highest ethical standards possible. Accepting assignments based on contingency fees is not something we can consider. That is, we can't agree to do an appraisal report and collect payment on the contingency of the loan closing. It should be obvious that inflating a value to achieve essentially a bigger fee is unethical! This isn't how we operate.

Finally, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice explicitly describes unethical behavior as the acceptance of an assignment that is contingent on "the reporting of a pre-determined result (e.g., opinion of value)", "a direction in assignment results that favors the cause of the client", or "the amount of a value opinion" as well as other situations. We follow these rules to the letter which means you can be assured we are doing everything we can to provide an unbiased determination of the home or property value.

With a la mode testing name, you won't have any doubts that you're getting 100 percent ethical, professional service.